R is for – Rama Setu

The Indian legends mention a bridge built between the tip of South India and the island of Sri Lanka around 1,750,000 Years ago known as Ram Setu.

Here’s and interesting twist on this bridge – the bridge appears in one of Nasa’s pictures and NASA calls it Adam’s bridge. NASA believes it to be of natural formation.

The Indian Government is working on a project called Setu Samudram shipping canal project (SSCP). This will actually cut through this rock formation to create a shipping canal, which will eventually save about 400 nautical miles in the voyage around Sri Lanka. But as you can imagine there is a lot of opposition to this project from religious groups.

Also, according to this article, this bridge prevented the 2004 tsunami from reaching the eastern coast of India.

This entry was posted in A to Z Blog Challenge, Ancient Mysteries. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.